Introduction The Origination, Purpose and Development of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours by Patrick Baty * i. Whites, Greys and Blacks * 1. Werner's Mineralogical System and how his Nomenclature of Colours Became Syme's Colour Standard by Peter Davidson * ii. Blues and Purples * 2. Colours in Zoology: Subjective or Systematic? by Elaine Charwat * iii. Greens * 3. Syme's Colour Chart in Botany: Origin and Impact by Giulia Simonini * iv. Yellows and Oranges * 4. One for All? Werner's Nomenclature of Colours as a General Standard of Colour and its Particular Use in Medicine by Andre Karliczek * v. Reds and Browns
The first-ever visual expansion of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, featuring over 800 illustration references from the natural world
Patrick Baty is the author of The Anatomy of Colour and owner of Papers and Paints, a specialist paint business in London. His great grandfather, the artist Robert Bevan, was described by a former director of the National Gallery as being 'perhaps the first Englishman to use pure colour in the 20th century'. He runs a consultancy that advises on the use of paint and colours in historic buildings and has worked with Dulux and Little Greene to develop ranges of traditional paint colours for English Heritage. He also lectures frequently on the subject of paint and colour of the 18th and 19th centuries.